With two recent baseball victories, Conway Christian upped its record to 20-5, the Eagles’ third straight 20-win season.
The Eagles had 15 hits in downing Heber Springs, 19-12 on Tuesday.
Jacob Callaway was 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI. Jake Fitts was 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBI. Tyler Ratliff walked five times and scored four runs. Brandon Helms was 3 for 5 with a double, three runs and three RBI. Cole Henderson was 2 for 3 with two RBI.
"I’m real proud of the guys for getting the bats going today," said CCS coach Shane Davis. "They did a good job of having good at-bats, taking what the pitchers gave them (13 base on balls) and also swung the bats like they are capable of (15 hits). Hopefully we can take this offensive surge into the postseason, which starts next week."
In an earlier game, CCS downed England, 8-0, behind Ratliff’s two-hitter in which he struck out eight. Tanner Stevenson was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI. Callaway was 1 for 3 with two runs and two stolen bases. Brandon Helms was 2 for three with two RBI.
Harding Aacdemy limited Mayflower to two hits and five baserunners Tuesday night in a 3-0 victory.
The Wildcats used a double, two walks and a sacrifice fly to score a run. They added another run on an error in the third and a home run in the fourth. After the first, Mayflower pitcher Titus Copeland held HA to four hits and struck out four over six innings.
The Eagles (17-6) got a base hit from Jordan Burns in the first and from Jeremy Barnhart in the second but could never find the holes in the Wildcat defense to produce any runs.
In JV action ,the Eagles (21-5) won, 5-0, behind the pitching of Tanner Brown, who struck out five while walking only one. The Eagle offense was paced by Tyler Godwin, who went 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Copeland, who posted two RBI. Also providing offense were Drew Duncan, Ryan Koonce, and Justin Case.
TULSA, Okla. — Aimee Creger struck out seven and hurled a one-hitter in leading Tulsa University to a 1-0 victory Tuesday against the University of Central Arkansas softball team.
The Bears’ (31-17) sole hit of the night came in the top of the seventh inning when Melanie Bryant drove a single through the left side of the infield. The only other Bears to reach base on the day were Melissa Bryant, who was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning, and Tiffany Roby, who drew a walk in the seventh inning.
The Golden Hurricane (30-9) got the only run of the game in the bottom of the second inning when Jessica Stoelke smashed a two-out triple to right centerfield. Shelby Blanton rapped a single back up the middle, bringing Stoelke.
Kelsey Armstrong (19-11) took the loss for the Bears, going six innings and scattering five hits and three strikeouts in her 29th complete game of the season. Creger (14-4) struck out seven.
The Bears return to action in Nagadoches, Texas, this weekend, taking on with Stephen F. Austin at 4 Friday afternoon and on Saturday at noon.